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3L job search / Re: Studying for the BAR, huge DEBT, no JOB, WHAT DO DO?
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:38:43 AM »
Joey's a regular ball of sunshine, isn't he?  ;)

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Law School Applications / Re: LSAC error calculating GPA
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:23:49 AM »
brocklander--good thing you were vigilant, man! I just wanted to take this moment to say (nothing personal) that this guy oceansmarine gives terrible advice and seems to relish in spreading misinformation about the boards. Check out some of his latest post. He had our jaws dropping in another thread with some of his assertions. He even said that the lsat is just a formality! ??? I have witnesses!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.71/171 chances to break t-14?
« on: November 02, 2009, 09:11:26 PM »
hey guys sorry to bother but i was hoping to find information as to whether or not a 3.71/171 could break the top 14, and if so, if it would be possible to get into any of the top 6...any input would be awesome. thanks!

I dont see anything in that post that even suggests that what you were looking for was first-hand information from people applying to the t-14. If you had in fact looked at the admissions stats then you were probably just looking for reassurance, which is fine but is not "some actual firsthand experience."

Contract--read my original post. No such assumption exists there, pal. However, since I attempted to assuage the offense by clarification and was again rebuked, I say "whatever, dude."

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.71/171 chances to break t-14?
« on: November 01, 2009, 07:34:11 PM »
Rather than waiting to hear from strangers on the net about your potential candidacy to several lawschools, go do some research and visit some sites. You can make a better informed decision after seeing the admission statistics for yourself.

I am offended by this indirect attack on my advice. 

 I certainly meant no offense. I meant only that he would be able to make the best decisions for himself after looking at the admissions statistics at the the t-14 schools. After all, wouldn't the most well-informed advice come from someone who had seen such statistics in comparison to the op's numbers?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.71/171 chances to break t-14?
« on: November 01, 2009, 05:55:47 PM »
Rather than waiting to hear from strangers on the net about your potential candidacy to several lawschools, go do some research and visit some sites. You can make a better informed decision after seeing the admission statistics for yourself.

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If you saw a significant increase in your performance at school because of a diagnosis of adhd, I would say that a good gpa addendum briefly explaining this would be appropriate.The adjusting to college life route seems a little banal to me, honestly.

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I think most people who has not worked extensively (I say perhaps 10 years will make it extensive) tend to have a romantic perception of "work" and "career".

I think most people who have not worked extensively tend to dread the thought of ever having to do so.

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Law School Applications / Re: Advise on Getting Into Law School
« on: October 30, 2009, 09:34:00 AM »
Yeah the chinese connection will look good. You aren't in that bad of a way.

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Maybe he means "how does one start a thread."

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Law School Applications / Re: Advise on Getting Into Law School
« on: October 29, 2009, 04:52:28 PM »
www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php?topic=4021750.0

That thread may contain some information useful to you. As it stands, I don't think a 2.9 will get you into UT-Austin, and it shouldn't be terribly helpful elsewhere in Texas. From a purely subjective standpoint, I would say that it is fairly important that you perform well on the lsat. I am no admissions expert and thus can't offer any particular score you might need, but I can say that the 75th% lsat score at Texas Tech is 159 and the 25th% gpa is 3.2. I can't definitively interpret these numbers, but they seem to suggest that you would need to score substantially higher than 159 to have a good shot at Texas Tech. Again, I don't know, and this is just an example of one school's numbers. As far as answering your general question, I think they will mostly consider the 2.9.

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